This is frustrating. Don’t get me wrong – I’m thrilled to pieces about this morning’s weight. The happy dance did take place on the scale this morning, but I feel like there’s absolutely no guarantee that this weight will even be close to what I weigh on Friday. Matter of fact, I’m fully expecting a spike over the next couple days. It’s that knowledge that is what is frustrating. I think I’d have a better chance of maintaining my healthy eating habits if I wasn’t playing this constant up-down-up-down game. That said, I’m taking this morning as a victory and I’m planning today’s meals in hopes of another victory tomorrow. Less than a half-pound will bring me to my lowest post-baby weight, which is my next goal. It would be nice to see that sometime soon.
Also, I’ve taken the advice of a few commenters and I’ve decided that I’m just going to try and maintain what I am right now until Liam is completely weaned and the girls are back to their normal milk-free size. I’m thinking that’ll probably be through April. In the meantime, I’m going to eat my 1800 calories per day and adjust as needed to maintain the weight (though if I’m losing, I won’t complain). If I start gaining over the course of a couple weeks, I’ll drop the calories. If I continue to lose, I’ll keep my eating where it’s at. Come May, I’ll push back to weight loss mode.